DSU falls in NSAA baseball championship game


(DSUAthletics.com) — The nationally ranked No. 7 Bellevue (Neb.) held off Dakota State 1-0 in a battle of pitcher’s duel by DSU’s JD Kirchner and BU’s McGrane Pledger in the NSAA Baseball Championship Game on Tuesday.

Bellevue breezed through the North Star Athletic Association baseball postseason tournament and advanced to the championship game by run-ruling all three teams in eight innings or less – Presentation (S.D.), Waldorf (Iowa), and Dickinson State (N.D.). The Trojans were the only team that took the Bruins to the full nine-inning contest in the NSAA baseball postseason tournament.

DSU ends their season with a 33-18 overall record.

Bellevue lifted their overall record to 45-10 and wait to hear who they will host for the NAIA Baseball National Tournament Opening Round on May 16-19 in Bellevue, Neb.